Fruit Tree Grease

Type Organic, Insecticides

Organic Grease for Fruit Trees 200g

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Grease for Fruit Trees

Fruit Tree Grease is used on older fruit trees with ridged bark where Greasebands are not so effective, because pests can crawl under the band.

Each 200g pot of grease is enough to protect 1-2 mature trees (it depends how thick the trunk is) for a year.

Like Greasebands, Fruit Tree Grease is used for two main reasons. The first is to trap a wide variety of winter moths before they can lay their eggs on fruit trees. The wingless females climb fruit trees in early winter from November onwards to lay their eggs near dormant fruit and leaf buds. When these hatch, the caterpillars eat leaves and fruit. A band of fruit tree grease (which is extremely sticky) around the trunk of the tree above grass and weed height either deters or traps them

Fruit tree grease also catches in earwigs in spring and summer and prevent ants from farming and protecting aphids and scale insects.

Using Fruit Tree Grease against Winter Moths

It couldn't be easier, all you need is an old paint brush. Watch our video on applying grease here.

Full instructions are on every pot of fruit tree grease, but put simply a ring of grease is smeared around the trunk of each tree so that crawling insects are prevented from climbing the tree to lay their eggs. They stick in the grease and die.

Fruit Tree Grease and Earwigs and Ants

To trap earwigs, ants and other crawling pests, you can apply fruit tree grease in exactly the same way, but between May and September. Each pot of Fruit Tree Grease contains 200g of extremely sticky "grease". We recommend that you use our Greasebands instead for younger trees with smooth bark. In addition to the pot contents, you will need an old kitchen knife or an old, small painting brush. There is no pesticide involved (the grease is based on rapeseed oil) so our fruit tree grease can be used by organic growers as well as with other methods of control.

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  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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